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Minneapolis Park Board Hosts Proposed Bottineau Transitway Community Meetings

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 2117 W River Rd Minneapolis MN 55411  See map

Information provided by city of Golden Valley.


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Hennepin County will host two community meetings in February and March about the proposed D1 Alignment of the Bottineau Transitway, which would run on existing Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railroad property adjacent to Theodore Wirth Regional Park.


Both meetings are part of the Theodore Wirth Regional Park Forum, a multi-day collaborative visioning process that will help the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Hennepin County, and the community best understand the issues and opportunities surrounding introduction of the proposed Bottineau Transitway to the landscape adjacent to the park.


Community Meeting


Wednesday, Feb 27
6 to 8 pm
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters (second floor board room)
2117 West River Road, Minneapolis
The design team and community members can share and discuss key information about the park and proposed transitway.


Community Open House


Saturday, March 2
noon to 2 pm
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters (second floor board room)
2117 West River Road, Minneapolis
Community members can review and provide input on concepts and ideas developed by designers based on input from the community and agencies involved in the proposed transitway.


Reservations are not required, but it helps if meeting planners have an idea of anticipated attendance. If you know you will be attending or if you have questions, contact Jennifer Ringold, Manager of Public Engagement and Citywide Planning, at 612-230-6464 or jringold@minneapolisparks.org.


The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed light rail transit project that would extend approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. The project is led by Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority in coordination with the Metropolitan Council.


In December 2012, the Golden Valley City Council and officials from Hennepin County voted in favor of endorsing the Bottineau Transitway route through Golden Valley, which is partially adjacent to the Mary Hills Nature Area and Theodore Wirth Park. Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park have also voted in support.

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